Published: Thu, December 07, 2017
Global Media | By Garry Long

Never represented Sunni Waqf Board in Supreme Court: Kapil Sibal

Never represented Sunni Waqf Board in Supreme Court: Kapil Sibal

The Sunni Waqf Board on Wednesday disassociated itself from senior lawyer and Congress leader Kapil Sibal, who had been representing it in the Supreme Court in connection with the long-standing Ayodhya matter.

The Congress was quick to hit back. Modi said while addressing a rally in Gujarat's Dhandhuka.

Speaking to ANI, Haji Mehboob, Sunni Waqf Board said, "Yes, Kapil Sibal is our lawyer, but he is also related to a political party". Indeed, even in this instance, Sibal, Rajeev Dhavan, and Dushyant Dave were appearing for the litigants, and the Waqf Board could be backing off now because it doesn't want to be embroiled in a controversy, said a lawyer appearing for one of the litigants on condition of anonymity. "We want a solution to the issue (case) at the earliest", he added.

On the eve of 25 years of Babri Masjid demolition, BJP national president Amit Shah on Tuesday demanded that the Congress should clarify its stand on the Ram Mandir issue. "No such directive had been given by the board", Chairman of the Sunni Waqf Board Zafar Farooqui said in Lucknow.

"As the representative body (of Muslims), the board endorses and confirms the said statement of the counsels made in court", it said in a statement. Modi asked from the crowd.

Modi, however, noted the Congress later said the views expressed by Sibal were his own and not of the party. "It doesn't behove the status of a Prime Minister". The same has been said by the Law Minister many times.

The Hindus, however, claim that a Ram temple that originally stood there was demolished to construct the mosque.

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Though Sibal did not mention elections, it was apparent to all present that he wanted the court to hear the matter only after the 2019 elections to Lok Sabha.

Modi said he faced a similar situation during the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls when his government had to make its stand clear on the contentious issue of triple talaq in the apex court.

"Can decisions be held to ransom for electoral gains and losses or should they be taken for the benefit of the entire country?"

"The Congress party has not only done injustice to Sardar Patel, but to Babasaheb Ambedkar as well".

"The character of Rahul Gandhi and Congress has once again been revealed in front of the people".

"For the last three days, they were saying "ave che, ave che, ave che", (it is coming, it is coming, it is coming)".

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